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West Quoddy Light, Lubec, Maine | Stevan Dohanos
A large wood engraving (10” x 7 15/16’’) of West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine by artist, Steven Dohanos. It dates to 1933. It was one of the earliest pieces to come into the collections of the Tides Institute, having been purchased by the Institute in 2003, a year after the Institute’s founding. An artist and illustrator, Dohanos was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1907 and attended the Cleveland School of Art. He was one of several artists from Ohio and the midwest (such as Walter Dubois Richards from Ohio and Edmund Schildknecht and Robert Craig, both from Indiana) who attended the summer art school (Grand Central School of Art that later became the Eastport Summer School of Art) in Eastport, Maine during the 1920s and early 1930s. Dohanos is perhaps best known for his Saturday Evening Post covers including a later illustration of the same West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. He considered Grand Wood and Edward Hopper as having the largest influences on his painting style. He was a member of the National Society of Mural Painters and the Society of Illustrators and a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School of Westport, Connecticut where he moved to in early 1940s. He worked for the U.S. Treasury Department painting several post office murals across the U.S. He did his first magazine illustration for McCall's in 1938 and sold his first cover painting to The Saturday Evening Post in 1942. In total, he painted over 125 covers for The Saturday Evening Post during the 1940s and 1950s. He also illustrated for Esquire and other magazines. He died in 1994. Artist: Stevan Dohanos Medium: Wood engraving Classification: Prints Circa: 1933 Old Accession Number: 187 Description: Stevan Dohanos (American 1907-1994)- ''West Quoddy Light''- wood engraving, 1933, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published for the Print-A-Month club Cleveland, very good condition. 10 x 7 15/16''